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Incorporate Various Administrative Changes and Internal Policies Into the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR)
Document Number: 2014-26050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-16
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rule is a companion document to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) direct final rule (published in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register), amending the Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR). AIDAR is revised to maintain consistency with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and conform the regulation to previously implemented policy. Obsolete material is removed and numerous clarifications and editorial amendments are made to better specify the regulation.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2014-29401
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: National Council on Disability, Agencies and Commissions
Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
Document Number: 2014-29382
Type: Unknown
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule amends the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single- Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans to prescribe interest assumptions under the benefit payments regulation for valuation dates in January 2015 and interest assumptions under the asset allocation regulation for valuation dates in the first quarter of 2015. The interest assumptions are used for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans covered by the pension insurance system administered by PBGC.
Special Access Data Collection; Filing Deadline Extended
Document Number: 2014-29298
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) released an order extending the deadline for responding to the data collection in the Commission's special access proceeding. The extension provides more time for respondents to navigate the procedures for successfully loading the database container which is necessary for respondents to provide much of the numerical-type data sought, e.g., facilities and billing information. In this Order, the Bureau also grants FairPoint's Communications Inc.'s request for limited waiver to the extent consistent with the Order.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-29293
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning its proposed renewal of the following proposed Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). This collection was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery. This notice announces our intent to submit this collection to OMB for approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the Addresses section of this Notice or on www.regulations.gov.
Notice of Appointments of Individuals to Serve as Members of Performance Review Boards
Document Number: 2014-29278
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notice Seeking Exemption Under Section 312 of the Small Business Investment Act, Conflicts of Interest
Document Number: 2014-29271
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2014-29267
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2014-29266
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2014-29265
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communication Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2014-29250
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2014-29247
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed information collections by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instrument(s) are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-29246
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Lithium Silicate Materials and Products Containing the Same; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting a Joint Motion To Terminate the Investigation Based on a Settlement Agreement; Termination of the Investigation
Document Number: 2014-29230
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 16) granting a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.
Meetings of Humanities Panel
Document Number: 2014-29214
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
The National Endowment for the Humanities will hold three meetings of the Humanities Panel, a federal advisory committee, during January, 2015. The purpose of the meetings is for panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendation of applications for financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations
Document Number: 2014-29153
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that address the continuing Governmentwide statutory prohibition on the use of appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with any foreign incorporated entity that is an inverted domestic corporation or any subsidiary of such entity.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Prohibition on Contracting With Inverted Domestic Corporations-Representation and Notification
Document Number: 2014-29151
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require additional actions by contractors to assist contracting officers in ensuring compliance with the Governmentwide statutory prohibition on the use of appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with any foreign incorporated entity that is an inverted domestic corporation or to any subsidiary of such entity.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-79; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2014-29148
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-79, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-79, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-79; Introduction
Document Number: 2014-29139
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-79. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors
Document Number: 2014-29137
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Executive Order, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, and a final rule issued by the Department of Labor.
Representation-Case Procedures
Document Number: 2014-28777
Type: Unknown
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) has decided to issue this final rule for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act which ``protect[ ] the exercise by workers of full freedom of association, self-organization, and designation of representatives of their own choosing, for the purpose of negotiating the terms and conditions of their employment or other mutual aid or protection.'' While retaining the essentials of existing representation case procedures, these amendments remove unnecessary barriers to the fair and expeditious resolution of representation cases. They simplify representation-case procedures, codify best practices, and make them more transparent and uniform across regions. Duplicative and unnecessary litigation is eliminated. Unnecessary delay is reduced. Procedures for Board review are simplified. Rules about documents and communications are modernized in light of changing technology. In various ways, these amendments provide targeted solutions to discrete, specifically identified problems to enable the Board to better fulfill its duty to protect employees' rights by fairly, efficiently, and expeditiously resolving questions of representation.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2014-29335
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29316
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2014-29297
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29290
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its October 30, 2014 meeting, a resolution honoring the 65th anniversary of Voice of America's Ukrainian Service, and a resolution honoring the fifth anniversary of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Radio Mashaal. The Board will receive a presentation providing an overview of the International Broadcasting Bureau. This meeting will also be available for public observation via streamed Webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at http:// bbgboardmeetingdecember2014.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EST) on December 17. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting; Change of Time of Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29254
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: 2014-29237
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Copyright Office is conducting the sixth triennial rulemaking proceeding under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (``DMCA'') concerning possible exemptions to the DMCA's prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. On September 17, 2014, the Office published a Notice of Inquiry requesting petitions for proposed exemptions, and it has received forty-four petitions in response. With this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Office is initiating three rounds of public comment on exemptions proposed in the petitions. Interested parties are invited to make full legal and evidentiary submissions in support of or opposition to the proposed exemptions, in accordance with the requirements set forth below. The Office is providing a ``long comment'' form for this purpose. The Office is also offering members of the public the opportunity to express general support for or opposition to any of the proposals via a ``short comment'' form. Commenters should carefully review the legal and evidentiary standards for the granting of exemptions under the DMCA, which are set forth in the September Notice of Inquiry. Commenters should also review the guidance provided in this document regarding specific areas of legal and factual interest with respect to each proposed exemption or category of exemptions, and the types of evidence that commenters may wish to submit for the record. This document also provides information concerning the recommended format and content for submissions, including documentary and multimedia evidence.
Procurement List; Additions
Document Number: 2014-29171
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds products and services to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Procurement List; Proposed Deletions
Document Number: 2014-29170
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to delete products and services previously furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Agent Revocation and Suspension Procedures
Document Number: 2014-29142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On October 16, 2014, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) proposed detailed procedures for the suspension and revocation of an Agent's privilege to do business with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA provided a 60-day comment period ending on December 15, 2014. In this notice, SBA is extending the comment period an additional 60 days to February 14, 2015.
Exelon Generation Corporation, LLC; Calvert Cliffs Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2014-29141
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has docketed a license amendment application from Exelon Generation Corporation, LLC (Exelon Generation). Exelon Generation is requesting revisions to its renewed license to increase maximum enrichment levels; to increase the amount of fuel allowed to be stored; and to change various Technical Specifications of the 32PHB DSC casks utilized at the Calvert Cliffs Independent Storage Installation located in Calvert County, Maryland. The NRC is evaluating whether approval of this request would be categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment.